Regional Training Camps

Region 4 Training Camp Information


Schedule runs Friday night through Sunday afternoon. All athletes will go to each event/station twice to maximize clinician time.

We will be bringing in paid clinicians from outside and within the region. We will assign a master clinician to each event and coaches will rotate with their athletes to the stations. We do expect that coaches work with the plan established at the event by the master staff and are willing to aid the clinician in the implementation of the plan for that event. (Spotting the stations, running the kids through the reps etc.) You could get assigned to a station at that event but will rotate to the next event with your athletes. We will be having a coaches/clinicians social event Saturday night.


Priority #1:  All 2016 Elite/JO National Qualifiers (Entry fee is waived)

Priority #2:  All 2016 Western  Qualifiers (Entry fee reduced 50%)

Priority #3:  All Level 2016 9/10 Regional Competitors and Level 8 super Team Competitors

Priority #4:  All Level 2016 8/9/10 State Competitors and Level 8 Non Super Team Regional Qualifiers

Priority #5:  All other 2016 Level 7/8/9/10 Athletes


Athletes must register through the USA Gymnastics on-line reservation system. Registration will open on Tuesday, August 29th. Registrations will be taken in the order they are received. Space is limited in each camp.


  • $170.00 / athlete (coaches are FREE with athletes)
  • $90.00 / observing coach (coach with no athletes)
  • $40.00 / judge

*Payment in full is required.  If your athletes are in priority #’s 3-5 listed above and they do not get in you will be refunded in full.

Mail payment (checks should be made out to: Region IV Gymnastics) and hard copy of registration to:

Region IV Training Camp North/South (indicate which)

%Paige Roth

2550 Holiday Rd

Coralville, IA 52241

Paige Roth
Owner, Iowa Gym-Nest
Region IV JO Chair
USA Gymnastics W200 National Instructor
319.530.5317 (cell)
319.887.1136 (fax)

These are the dates and locations for the Regional Training Camps (updated 7/30/2017)…

South Camp
Sept. 23rd – 24th, 2017
Gold Medal Gymnastics
Republic, MO

North Camp
Oct. 12th – 14th, 2017
Northshore Gymnastics
Orono, MN

Here is the link for camp information:

Al Fong Comes To Wisconsin August 5th & 6th

2017 National JO Program of the Year – GAGE Center

  • Saturday, August 5th at Scamps from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Al Fong Gymnastics Lecture (Coaches Only)
    • More about Al Fong…
      • Owner / Operator of the Great American Gymnastics Express, Inc. (GAGE) for 34 years.
      • World Championships – 2013 Personal Coach of Brenna Dowell
      • Personal coach of Terin Humphrey and Courtney McCool – 2004 Olympians
      • Personal coach for Ivana Hong – 2008 alternate for the US Olympic Team
      • Personal coach for Sarah Finnegan – 2012 alternate for the US Olympic Team
      • 2004 USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year
      • Assistant coach for 2003 World Championships in Anaheim, California
      • Assistant coach for 2002 World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary
      • Assistant coach for 1989 World Championships in Germany
      • Head coach for these international meets from 1986 to present:
        • Pacific Alliance Meet – China
        • Germany DTP Cup
        • Catania Invitational – Italy
        • France / USA Meet
        • Canada / Australia / USA meet
        • Pacific Alliance Meet – Hawaii
        • World Sports Fair – Japan
        • Swiss Cup – Switzerland
    • Cost:  $25/coach in-state ($50/coach out-of-state)


  • Sunday, August 6th at Scamps from 9:00 am – Noon
    • Al Fong Gymnastics Clinic (Coaches & 3 Athletes/Club)
    • Requirements
      • This is for Wisconsin coaches & athletes only
      • Coach must have attended Al’s lecture the day before
      • Bring up to 3 beginner / developing optional athletes per club (working Level 7 skills and above).  These athletes should be what you would consider your “future Level 10’s”.  This clinic would not be recommended for current Level 9/10’s that are set in their ways.
    • Cost:  Free for in-state coaches that attended the clinic the day before. This portion of the clinic is not available to out-of-state coaches / athletes.
    • Registration:  You must register your athletes through at  The event name is “Al Fong Comes To Wisconsin”

Problem Solving Clinic

Please be sure to read the below document.  Key points include…

  1. Registration is through the online reservation system at USA Gymnastics
  2. Skills or combinations that you wish to work on need to be emailed to Jay ( in advance
  3. Please register by June 17th so Jay has time to organize

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  • Saturday, June 24th at Scamps from 9:00 am – Noon
    • Cooperative Problem Solving Clinic by Jay Murphy
    • Please read the document above for full details and registration instructions


Flipping Education Clinic

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  • Sunday, July 9th at Gymfinity from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Flipping Education Preschool Clinic by Linda Thorberg & Brant Lutska
    • Linda Thorberg and Brant Lutska are National Instructors for USA Gymnastics.  Linda is the Preschool Director at TAGS Gymnastics, MN and also the RTCC, and Brevet Judge for USA Gymnastics Region 4. Brant is the NJ State Chair, National Judge, State Champion High School Coach and former club owner. Both Linda and Brant have been awarded the “Educator of the Year” award from USA Gymnastics.
    • Cost:  $25/coach  (please make checks payable to “USA Gym WI” and mail to Scamps Gymnastics)
    • Register (please register by June 10th to get a t-shirt)


Yurchenko Clinic

  • Sunday, May 21st at Scamps from 9:00 am – Noon
    • Yurchenko Vaulting by Don Houlton (Yurchenko Vaulting Outline)
    • Don Houlton currently coaches at Illinois Gymnastics Institute (IGI) where he has helped produce many top level athletes.  Houlton’s previous positions include assistant coaching at both the University of Arkansas and Yale University.  Before his time in college coaching he was at Nebraska Gold Gymnastics in Omaha, where he was the Owner & Head Coach for many  years.
    • Cost:  $10/coach
    • Register